"Feeling as a princess in Princes' Islands..." Daytrip - Princes' Islands Tip by Aggeliki

Daytrip - Princes' Islands, Istanbul: 26 reviews and 54 photos


There are nine islands on Marmara sea close to the city of Istanbul. These islands are called Princes' Islands, because in the old days the princes used to be exiled in these islands. Four of these nine islands are inhabited. There are mostly the summer houses of the inhabitants of Istanbul. These islands are called Kinaliada, Burgazada, Heybeliada and Buyukada. To drive cars, trucks or motorcycles are banded on the islands. The Princes' Islands are considered attractive because their total lack of cars (horse-drawn carriages) and the natural and scenic beauty. For a long time they were used as hideaways for Ottoman royalty.

Address: An archipelago off the coast of Istanbul, Turkey
Directions: In the Sea of Marmara, district of Istanbul Province
Website: http://www.adalar.bel.tr/eng/default.asp

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  • Written Apr 16, 2003
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